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Technology Integration Matrix

Introduction
The goal is to promote technology integration that is seamless and that adds significant value to students’ learning of core curriculum (language
arts, math, social studies, and science content). You will investigate theoretical and practical issues surrounding the use of multimedia,
applications, Internet resources, educational software, and hardware within K-12 classrooms. The Technology Integration Matrix is to assist
preservice educators in making connections between theories, resources, content, and pedagogy.
Learning Objective
Students will analyze projects completed in class on the Technology Integration Matrix to demonstrate the relationships between theories,
content, technology, and pedagogy.
Course Objectives
Instruction
2. Integrate technology into curriculum and pedagogy for ALL students.
Issues
4. Describe appropriate uses of technologies (Internet, multimedia, communication tools, etc.) in learning environments.
Skills Development
5. Apply information literacy skills (including searching and evaluation strategies) while using electronic resources.
6. Locate, analyze, and contribute to information from Web 2.0 sources.
Teaching with Technology
12. Research, teach, and publish ways to use innovative technology in education.
Directions
1. Read all information (introduction, objectives, explanations, the matrix)
2. Compare the concept, project, or method to the matrix.
3. Fill in how and why the concept, project, or method applies to the theory and standard and provide suggestions for use.
4. Write a five sentence reflection describing more detail or providing clarification for the information you filled in on the matrix.
5. Load the matrix to the appropriate dropbox in BlackBoard and post it to the matrix page on your ePortfolio.
Explanation of Standards

www.cde.state.co.us
Colorado Academic Standards were created by the Colorado Department of Education to increase student performance in K-12 education and
success post high school. The standards create accountability and are a topical organization of material in multiple content areas. Every grade
level has several standards for each content area designed to provide clarity and direction.
The standard elements include:




Prepared Graduate Competencies
Standard
Grade Level Expectations or High School Expectations
Evidence Outcomes
21st Century Skills and Readiness Competencies

Explanation of ISTE Standards for Teachers and Students

www.iste.org
ISTE is The International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE created technology standards for teachers and students in K-12 education to
assist learning in a digital society, because technology has forever changed the way teaching and learning occur.
The benefits of using the ISTE Standards include:
• Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity
• Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
• Designing student-centered, project-based and online learning environments
• Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
• Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating and decision making
Explanation of Educational Theories
“Education theory is the theory of the purpose, application and interpretation of education and learning. It largely an umbrella term, being
comprised of a number of theories, rather than a single explanation of how we learn, and how we should teach. Rather, it is affected by several
factors, including theoretical perspective and epistemological position.
There is no one, clear, universal explanation of how we learn and subsequent guidebook as to how we should teach. Rather, there are a range of
theories, each with their background in a different psychological and epistemological tradition. To understand learning then, we have to
understand the theories, and the rationale behind them.”
http://www.ucdoer.ie/index.php/Education_Theory

You may agree or disagree with theories presented, but knowing and understanding if they have any value to add to your pedagogy, and if they
are in alignment with your teaching and technology integration philosophies, is vital to your preparation for becoming an educator. If you are
unfamiliar with the concepts and theories presented, please take the time to follow the links for further information.
Explanation of Differentiation
Technology can be the great equalizer. In a classroom of 30 students, how will you meet the diverse needs of students? Technology is one method
to assist you in making this process a bit easier. Differentiation is modifying instruction to help students with diverse academic needs and
learning styles to master the same academic content using engaging techniques and methods. As you complete projects for this class, you need
to think of how they can be adjusted for gifted and talented students, students with physical disabilities, and students with learning disabilities.

Technology Integration Matrix
Colorado Academic
Standards

ISTE Standards
for Teachers

ISTE Standards
for Students

Bloom’s
Taxonomy

Constructivism

Gamification

Flipped
Classroom

Find a game on
Pinterest in which they
can place different
shapes in different
categories.

Students present to the
teacher a shape and
the geometric
relationship between
different shapes.

Mathematics
1. Number Sense,
Properties, and
Operations

2. Patterns, Functions,
and Algebraic Structures

Students must go on
Pinterest find a formula
and find one that allows
them to understand the
formula better through
photos. They must then
present their findings and
present to the class the
formula they think was
the easiest for them.
Teachers can gain
more knowledge
through looking at
the different styles
in teaching and the
different patterns
and shapes there on
Pinterest in which
she can present to
her students.

3. Analysis, Statistics,
and Probability

4. Shape, Dimension, and
Geometric Relationships

Have students create a
survey in which they can
find survey templates from
Pinterest and then use
statistics and understand it
more.
Students will utilize
Pinterest in which they
have to find different
shapes with as the
number of sides
increase with the
shape.

Reading, Writing, and Communicating
1. Oral Expression and
Listening

Students must present
to the teacher a topic
they like in which will
help them fully
understand and grasp
the concept.

2. Reading for All
Purposes

3. Writing and
Composition

Students must find
reading material for
their grade level
through Pinterest.

Find a book, and then
present that book to the
classroom. Book Report.
Use Pinterest to find a
template in which they
can organize their book
report.

Find a template on
Pinterest in which it
helps your students
understand MLA
format.

4. Research and
Reasoning

Students must research a
land or a topic they love
and they will then have to
write a research paper on
that specific topic. Use
Pinterest for photos in your
research paper.

Social Studies
1. History

2. Geography

Utilize Pinterest by
getting pictures, and also
information to create a
Power Point presentation
Use Pinterest to show
the different
Geography there is
throughout our
world.

Students must pick a
Geographical feature in
which they will decide
through Pinterest what
they want to study
more and also use
Pinterest as a resource.

Find a Geography game
on Pinterest to help
you study.

3. Economics

Create a video in which
they are selling a product.
Use Pinterest to gain ideas
in what appeals to
consumers.

4. Civics
Science
1. Physical Science
2. Life Science
3. Earth Systems Science

Differentiation
Learning Disabilities EEOs

Show learning
Disabled students
Pinterest and allow
them to utilize it to
look up things.

Students look up things
they like and create a
document which has all
of their favorite things.

Have the student look up
things throughout the
classroom on Pinterest.

Have students present the
document they created
using Pinterest to the
classroom.

Physical Disabilities
Gifted/ Talented

Have students create a
game and then post it
to Pinterest.

Students teach the
teacher about his game
and how he created it,
and how he posted it to
Pinterest.

Other

Reflection
Pinterest is a very good and useful tool in which you can use for almost every subject. I will use this tool in my classroom and allow my
students to use it as well. I used to only use it for my own personal reasoning, but now seeing how much teaching examples and help you can
gain through Pinterest I am going to use it way more often for classroom reasons.